About this website

transfusion.com.au is the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood website for health professionals.

It provides information about blood products and components to assist with best practice in laboratories, in surgery and at the bedside.

The site is also the gateway to our online learning, registration for webinars, and tools and resources to improve transfusion practice and knowledge.

If you have any questions or find any problems with the site, please contact us.


Medical Services

We work with institutional, jurisdictional and national groups to improve transfusion clinical and laboratory practice. These activities include support to hospital transfusion committees, partnerships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) and other specialist international societies.

We work within Lifeblood and with external partners to monitor changes in clinical practice and emerging research, which may have an impact on blood and supply requirements, to inform national supply planning processes.

We also work closely with hospitals and pathology services in inventory planning to optimise availability of blood and blood products and minimise wastage, helping ensure donor blood is used for the benefit of the greatest number of patients with minimal risk.

Medical Services supports optimal transfusion outcomes for patients by promoting safe and appropriate transfusion practice through expert clinical and scientific advice, education and research.

Contact details for clinical and product assistance can be found in the contact us area of this website.